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Whala!Bocachica

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Abraham Nunez, 4, Boca Chica 15700 Dominican Republic
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What you can expect during your stay
  • All linens sanitized in high-temperature wash
  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Hand sanitizer available to guests & staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Staff required to regularly wash hands
  • Daily temperature and symptom checks for staff
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Updated 06/30/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
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Updated 06/30/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.

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#3 of 27 hotels in Boca Chica
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Modern 3 stars all-inclusive beach resort, providing excellent accommodations dispersed through spacious bright pastel colored buildings, that are nostalgic of a native old style fishermen's village nestled within lush tropical vegetation, surrounded by coconut and almonds trees that line the beach. Beachfront fresh water pool. Located right on the front line of Boca Chica Beach, Dominican Republic 15 minutes from Las Americas International Airport and 30 kilometers from Santo Domino city.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free internet
Pool
Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
Free breakfast
Beach
Entertainment staff
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Wifi
Outdoor pool
Bar / lounge
Restaurant
Breakfast available
Breakfast buffet
Poolside bar
Evening entertainment
Kids club
Conference facilities
Banquet room
Meeting rooms
Concierge
Gift shop
Sun loungers / beach chairs
Sun umbrellas
Laundry service
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Room features
Air conditioning
Private balcony
Safe
Room types
Ocean view
Non-smoking rooms
Suites
Family rooms
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HOTEL CLASS
HOTEL STYLE
Great View
Ocean View
Languages Spoken
Spanish

Location

Full view
73Somewhat walkable
Grade: 73 out of 100
19Restaurantswithin 0.3 miles
1Attractionwithin 0.3 miles
445Reviews136Q+A30Room tips
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Daniel Mutispaugh wrote a review Aug 2021
Orlando, Florida1 contribution1 helpful vote
Had a bit of a rough start. However, after that everything was perfect. The resort is fully inclusive and tipping is not necessary. On occasion, I tipped when I felt like it for excellent service. Retired now, I worked in the hospitality and travel industry for forty years. I traveled a good deal too. So, my opinion is more analytical and accurate than most. Most of my career involved sales and marketing although I managed a 200 room property . I'm an Orlando native and highly experienced in knowing what I'm looking at with a critical eye. The property is excellent. The food and beverage is very good and varied for actually 3 to four meals a day. Loved the multiple beautiful pools and the beach. So go, you won't be disappointed. Will return, or should I say want to.
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Date of stay: August 2021Trip type: Traveled solo
Room Tip: Everything functioned properly. Sometimes especially at dinner, dining early or late might be...
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Response from Alfiya Khalmatova, Atención al huésped/Recepción at Whala!Bocachica
Responded 4 weeks ago
Dear guest, Thank you for taking a moment to share your feedback, it means a lot to the whole team here at Whala!Bocachica. We're delighted to hear you've enjoyed your time with us and we're looking forward to welcoming you back in the future.
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Andy C wrote a review Jul 2021
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The food was very good, the ambiance was relaxing and the service was phenomenal. The staff were very friendly and eager to meet your needs. The only thing is that the shower had a leak at the bottom of the tub, very low water pressure, and the bottom of the shower came off the wall.
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Date of stay: July 2021Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Response from Alfiya Khalmatova, Atención al huésped/Recepción at Whala!Bocachica
Responded 4 weeks ago
Hi there, Thank you for sharing your feedback. We are very glad to hear that overall you enjoyed your stay at Whala!Bocachica and I'll be sure to share your notes on the shower experience with the wider team for further investigation.
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ABCA wrote a review Jul 2021
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The hotel is very outdated and filthy. The food selection is very limited and restaurants are not kept in sanitary conditions. We saw many flies landing on food . We also received dirty place mats with food residue from previous customers. The griddle in the restaurant was not cleaned properly to the point that omelets turned out to be brownish from the residue. Rooms were not better. Stained sink and the countertop in the bathroom, dirty grout in between floor tiles both in the bathroom and the room. The room and the bathroom smelled like sewer mixed with mold. Air conditioning was not working and leaking. AC vent filter seemed to be never replaced or cleaned. Our balcony was tiny, dark and faced the the yard full of demolition debris. Both swimming pools were tiny. One had no water, the water in the other was mixed with floating garbage. Pool beds were very dirty - we saw some hotel guest trying to clean them. The beach is narrow and small, with many vendors trying to sell stuff. Within the first 5 minutes we were approached by at least 3 of them. In short. This so called 'resort' is nothing as it seems to be judging from the pictures published online. Avoid it, unless you can tolerate filth and unsanitary conditions. It was our vacation, but we could not wait to leave and go home...
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Date of stay: July 2021
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Room Tip: Don't go at all.
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Response from Alfiya Khalmatova, Atención al huésped/Recepción at Whala!Bocachica
Responded 4 weeks ago
Dear Guest, Thank you for your feedback. We are very sorry to hear that your stay at the hotel did not go smoothly and for any frustration that you've felt. The team at Whala!Bocachica work very hard to make the experience for every guest as enjoyable as possible. I will share your comments with the wider team so we can make of them for the future, and in our efforts to provide a positive experience.
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Eat1out wrote a review Mar 2020
Greater London, United Kingdom46 contributions57 helpful votes
Just spent two weeks at this hotel, we arrived late in the evening tired after the travelling. our first in impressions were not good, as the reception and our room was not quite what we are used to on vacation, by this I menthe reception is not very flamboyant as we are used to, and our need some TLC, but the beds were the best I have ever slept in on vacation. Overall our impressions changed within a few days the food was very good and the staff were very friendly, both swimming pools kept very clean. Set right on the beach was ideal. Would I recommend this hotel, yes I would, but don't expect 4 to 5 star when you are paying for a 3 to 3.5.
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Date of stay: February 2020
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Response from Alfiya Khalmatova, Atención al huésped/Recepción at Whala!Bocachica
Responded Mar 7, 2020
Dear guest, thank you for your feedback! We are delighted to hear you have enjoyed your stay at whala!boca chica. Looking forward to host you again!
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Djair V wrote a review Feb 2020
Elmwood Park, New Jersey1 contribution1 helpful vote
This is my second time in there, this time was more special because I went with family. The drinks 🍸 was good not great though but very friendly staffs. Beautiful beach and I felt very comfortable in there
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Date of stay: February 2020Trip type: Traveled with family
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Response from Alfiya Khalmatova, Atención al huésped/Recepción at Whala!Bocachica
Responded Mar 1, 2020
Dear guest, Thank you for your feedback! We are delighted to hear you have enjoyed your stay at whala!boca chica. Looking forward to host you again!
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PRICE RANGE
$67 - $125 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
ALSO KNOWN AS
don juan beach hotel boca chica, don juan beach resort, hotel don juan beach, don juan resort dominican republic, don juan hotel santo domingo
FORMERLY KNOWN AS
Don Juan Beach Resort
LOCATION
CaribbeanDominican RepublicSanto Domingo ProvinceBoca ChicaGazcue
NUMBER OF ROOMS
225
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Frequently Asked Questions about Whala!Bocachica
Which popular attractions are close to Whala!Bocachica?
Nearby attractions include Amigos Night Life Boca Chica (0.3 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Whala!Bocachica?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free breakfast, a pool, and an on-site restaurant.
What food & drink options are available at Whala!Bocachica?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at Whala!Bocachica?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Whala!Bocachica?
Conveniently located restaurants include Momo Risto, Pequena Suiza, and La Terrazza.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Whala!Bocachica?
Yes, guests have access to a pool and a fitness center during their stay.
Does Whala!Bocachica offer any business services?
Yes, it conveniently offers meeting rooms, a banquet room, and conference facilities.
Does Whala!Bocachica have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the ocean view available here.